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A. Purpose. This chapter establishes procedures to initiate and make final decisions on planning actions under the Land Use Ordinance (“this ordinance”), pursuant to City policy and state law.

B. Applicability of Review Procedures. All planning actions shall be subject to processing by one of the following procedures summarized in subsections 1 - 4, below, and as designated in Table 18.5.1.010. Building permits and other approvals, including approvals from other agencies such as the state department of transportation or a natural resource regulatory agency, may be required. Failure to receive notice of any such requirement does not waive that requirement or invalidate any planning action under this ordinance.

1. Ministerial Action (Staff Advisor Decision). The Staff Advisor makes ministerial decisions by applying City standards and criteria that do not require the use of substantial discretion (e.g., fence, sign and home occupation permits). A public notice and public hearing are not required for Ministerial decisions. Procedures for Ministerial actions are contained in section 18.5.1.040.

2. Type I Procedure (Administrative Decision With Notice). Type I decisions are made by the Staff Advisor with public notice and an opportunity for appeal to the Planning Commission. Alternatively the Staff Advisor may refer a Type I application to the Commission for its review and decision in a public meeting. Procedures for Type I actions are contained in section 18.5.1.050.

3. Type II Procedure (Quasi-Judicial Review/Public Hearing Review). Type II decisions are made by the Planning Commission after a public hearing, with an opportunity for appeal to the City Council. Applications involving zoning map amendments consistent with the Comprehensive Plan map and minor map amendments or corrections are subject to quasi-judicial review under the Type II procedure. Quasi-judicial decisions involve discretion but implement policy. Procedures for Type II actions are contained in section 18.5.1.060.

4. Type III Procedure (Legislative Decision). The Type III procedure applies to the creation, revision, or large-scale implementation of public policy (e.g., adoption of regulations, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, annexations). Type III reviews are considered by the Planning Commission, who makes a recommendation to City Council. The Council makes the final decision on a legislative proposal through the enactment of an ordinance.

Table 18.5.1.010. Summary of Approvals by Type of Review Procedure

Planning Actions

Review Procedures

Applicable Regulations

Access to a Street/Driveway Approach

Ministerial

Chapter 18.4.3

Annexation

Type III

Chapter 18.5.8; See Oregon Revised Statute 222.

Aircraft Hangar with no associated commercial use

Ministerial

Chapter 18.3.7.030

Aircraft Hangar in conjunction with another use

Type I or II

Chapter 18.5.2

Ordinance Interpretation

Type I or II

Chapter 18.1.5

Ordinance Text Amendment

Type III

Chapter 18.5.9

Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Type III

Chapter 18.5.9

Conditional Use Permit

Type I or II

Chapter 18.5.4

Conversion of Multifamily Dwelling Units into For-Purchase Housing

Ministerial

Section 18.2.3.200

Exception to Site Development and Design Standards

Type I

Subsection 18.5.2.050.E

Exception to Street Standards

Type I

Subsection 18.4.6.020.B.1

Extension of Time Limit for Approved Planning Action

Ministerial

Section 18.1.6.040

Fence

Ministerial

Section 18.4.4.060

Hillside Standards Exception

Type I

Subsection 18.3.10.090.H

Home Occupation Permit

Ministerial

Section 18.2.3.150

Land Use Control Maps Change

Type II or III

Chapter 18.5.9

Legal Lot Determination

Ministerial

Chapter 18.1.3

Modification to Approval

Ministerial

Chapter 18.5.6

Minor Modification

Per original review

Major Modification

Non-Conforming Use or Structure, Expansion of

Ministerial or Type I

Chapter 18.1.4

Partition or Re-plat of 2-3 lots

Preliminary Plat

Type I

Chapter 18.5.3

Final Plat

Ministerial

Chapter 18.5.3

Minor Amendment

Ministerial

Subsection 18.5.3.020.G

Performance Standards Option

Outline Plan

Type II

Chapter 18.3.9

Final Plan

Type I

Chapter 18.3.9

Minor Amendment

Ministerial

Subsection 18.5.3.020.G

Physical and Environmental Constraints Permit

Type I

Chapter 18.3.10

Property Line Adjustments, including Lot Consolidations

Ministerial

Chapter 18.5.3

Sign Permit

Ministerial

Chapter 18.4.7

Site Design Review

Type I or II

Chapter 18.5.2

Solar Setback Exception

Type I

Chapter 18.4.8

Subdivision or Replat of >3 lots

Preliminary Plat

Type II

Chapter 18.5.3

Final Plat

Ministerial

Chapter 18.5.3

Minor Amendment

Ministerial

Subsection 18.5.3.020.G

Tree Removal Permit

Type I

Chapter 18.5.7

Variance

Type I or II

Chapter 18.5.5

Water Resources Protection Zone – Limited Activities and Uses

Type I

Section 18.3.11.060

Water Resources Protection Zone Reduction

Type I or II

Section 18.3.11.070

Water Resources Protection Zone – Hardship Exception

Type II

Section 18.3.11.080

Zoning District Map Change

Type II or III

Chapter 18.5.9

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